Re: Interesting commentary on the UK riots

On 13/08/2011 00:53, DGDevin wrote:

There have been similar consequences in U.S. cities, e.g. L.A. after the
Rodney King riots. The PO stopped delivering to riot-torn areas, so
there were no checks coming in, and since local grocery stores were
looted and burned there were no places to cash checks anyway. No buses
to get to work, no place to buy groceries--so the poorest part part town
takes the hit.

Even before the riots, we have had areas the Police will not enter unless it is part of a larger operation. There have also been cases where ambulances have been set on fire and the paramedics beaten by thugs. The law-abiding citizens don't really stand much of a chance in those communities.